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Clevite CB1398V

Connecting Rod Bearing Chevy/Buick 1978-1989 V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.8 (231ci)/4.1L with Standard Size

Clevite CB1398V
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Clevite CB1398V Connecting Rod Bearing Chevy/Buick 1978-1989 V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.8 (231ci)/4.1L with Standard Size $11.99
Connecting Rod Bearing
  • Chevy/Buick
  • 1978-1989
  • V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.8 (231ci)/4.1L
  • Standard Size
  • V Series

  • Clevite CB1398V Details

    Connecting Rod Bearings

    Notes
  • V Series Bearings - High performance bearing with a lead-indium overlay

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    CB-1398V

    These Tri-Metal 77 engine bearings combine the strength of a copper-lead alloy layer with steel backing and an electroplated babbitt metal. The steel backing provides strength and durability; the babbitt overlay provides the critical surface characteristics of slipperiness and conformability. This ideal design has properties not even found in many original equipment bearings. Clevite offers main bearings, rod bearings and cam bearings in this series.

    H Series -
  • Best to start with when unsure which bearing to choose
  • Medium level of eccentricity and high crush
  • Enlarged chamfers for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Made without flash plating for better seating
  • Use with crankshafts that have oversized fillets
  • Use with engines that run mid-high RPM range
  • Contact patterns should ideally cover 2/3 to 3/4 of the bearing surface

    P Series -
  • Typically the greatest level of eccentricity
  • Rods and mains have high crush for maximum retention
  • Most are fully grooved to maximize oil flow to rod bearings
  • Reduced overlay thickness to prevent overlay fatigue
  • Use where extremely high RPMs cause severe rod bore close-in
  • Use where higher eccentricity is desired to narrow bearing contact patterns

    V Series -
  • This series essentially duplicates Clevite's former Vandervell parts
  • Typically low to medium eccentricity
  • Not available with oversized chamfers
  • No flash plating on the steel back
  • All Clevite main bearing sets use a single-piece thrust bearing
  • Narrowed parts available to accommodate increased crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Lead-indium overlay offers slightly better conformability

    M Series -
  • These are special purpose bearings having a nominal .005" thick Babbitt lining on a hardened steel back
  • They are intended mainly for Blown Fuel engines where severe crankshaft deflections cause edge loading of the bearings
  • Under these operating conditions bearing service life will be very short
  • Frequent inspection and replacement is recommended


    Part Number Key
    • H - High-Performance
    • HD - High-Performance bearing with dowel hole
    • HK - High-Performance bearing with moly/graphite coating
    • P - Standard Clevite 77 tri-metal bearing
    • M - Blown Fuel Engine bearing for severe crankshaft deflections & edge loading
    • N - High-Performance Narrowed for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
    • HG - High-Performance full angular grooved bearing
    • V - High-Performance with Lead Indium overlay (On Main Sets this indicates partial groove also)
    • VG - High-Performance with Lead Indium full angular grooved bearing
    • D - Bearing has a dowel hole
    • K - Tri-Armor coated bearing
    • X - Bearing has .001 more oil clearance than standard
    • XX - Bearing has .002 more oil clearance than standard
    • A or AL - Indicates Aluminum bearing material

    Note: Clevite main and cam bearings are priced as sets; rod bearings are priced each unless noted.

  • Does Clevite CB1398V fit your vehicle?

    Narrow Results

    1979 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: POLICE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1983 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1985 BUICK SOMERSET REGAL

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1987 BUICK SOMERSET

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1980 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1982 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982 BUICK REGAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LIMITED TURBO

    1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SL
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1982 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: FORMULA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1983 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1987 BUICK RIVIERA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LUXURY

    1978-1980 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LAREDO
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1983 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CALAIS

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: SL
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 BUICK REGAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPORT

    1982-1987 BUICK RIVIERA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: T-TYPE

    1980-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: DIABLO
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC LANDAU
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1980 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LAREDO
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1980 CHEVROLET MONZA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: 2+2 SPYDER
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979-1980 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.2
    • SubModel: SPECIAL
    • CUI: 196
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.2 L / 196 )

    1978-1979 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 BUICK LESABRE

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC SPORT
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: DIABLO
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1986 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CONQUISTA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1988 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1981 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1987 OLDSMOBILE CALAIS

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1978-1979 CHEVROLET MONZA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984 PONTIAC PARISIENNE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: T-TYPE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC LANDAU
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1987 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986 PONTIAC GRAND AM

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SE

    1984 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: OLYMPIA LIMITED
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1983 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BERLINETTA
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1980 PONTIAC SUNBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1984 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CALAIS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1982 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1980-1984 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1981 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ROYAL KNIGHT
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1986-1988 BUICK LESABRE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LIMITED

    1984 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1979-1980 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: FIRENZA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.2
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 196
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.2 L / 196 )

    1982-1985 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1985-1987 PONTIAC GRAND AM

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: LE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1980-1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979-1980 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1983 BUICK REGAL

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: ESTATE WAGON
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1989 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: TRANS AM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1987-1988 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1982-1983 BUICK REGAL

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE WAGON
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1983 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1979 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SX
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPECIAL
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1980-1984 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESPRIT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1987 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1983 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1983-1986 BUICK REGAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: T-TYPE

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1981 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1980 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1984-1987 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984-1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK REGAL

    • Liter: 3.2
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 196
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.2 L / 196 )

    1978-1981 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BERLINETTA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 CHEVROLET MONZA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 CHEVROLET MONZA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: 2+2
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )
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